Class Notes: 9/15/2022
The book of Romans part 76; The doctrine of Jealousy
In our verse-by-verse study of Romans we have completed up to Rom 1:31; where se see the consequences of rejecting God and our savior Jesus Christ.
This process of reversionism that occurs naturally when truth is rejected because when truth is rejected a vacuum is created in the soul that sucks in the lie.
Our expanded translation of verses 28-31 reads like this.
Rom 1:28; Expanded Translation: "And since with full knowledge (epignosis at gospel hearing), they rejected having the God after careful examination, the God delivered them over to a depraved mind, to do improper evil."
Expanded Translation: Rom 1:29; "Being fully influenced by all categories of anti-justice, by a state of evil, by inordinate desire, by function of evil; full of envy, full of murder, full of dissention (strife or discord), full of treachery, full of evil craftiness; they have become whisperers."
Expanded Translation Rom 1:30: "Backbiters, God-haters, insolent, arrogant, boasters, conjurers of evil, disobedient to parents."
Expanded Translation Rom 1:31; "Ignorant ones, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful."
Last time we took up a detailed study of the doctrine of jealousy where we noted that jealousy is related to the categories of the emotional complex of sins that it is also a sin of arrogance because jealousy motivates sins of emotion. As a sin of emotion, jealousy leads to irrationality.
As a sin of arrogance, jealousy motivates sins of emotion. As a sin of emotion, jealousy is irrational. Jealousy is a major factor in the function of self- righteousness and crusader arrogance, and therefore is a producer of legalism and Christian moral degeneracy.
Jealous possessiveness results in legalism and tyranny.
Jealousy causes the believer to develop a facade of self-righteousness that is used as a system of legalism. First he has a pseudo self-identity. Then he claims that what he is doing is spirituality and makes himself a role model for what Christianity should be. He tries to get others to accept his role model and pseudo self-identity and if they don't he gets angry.
Jealousy is anti-grace so it does not glorify God so it is a major factor in the believer's failure to execute God's protocol plan for the Church Age believer.
Jealousy is a self-justification system, and no problems are solved with the arrogance skills.
Jealousy and the filling of the Holy Spirit are mutually exclusive. Jealousy keeps you from glorifying God and left unchecked jealousy creates psychosis.
Jealousy is related to fear of losing another's affection or love, fear of rivalry, fear of unfaithfulness. Jealousy is anti-freedom because jealousy demands love it does not permit people to love from their own free volition.
Jealousy intrudes into the privacy of others and becomes destructive of human freedom. Jealousy demands love and attention based on its own volition, not on the volition of another. Jealousy is a possessiveness that stifles the volition of another person; hence, jealousy is tyranny.
Jealousy is related to hatred. Jealousy is irrational in its hatred and resentment of others. Jealousy is arrogance; so it is always suspicious and fearful that person's love has been diverted to a rival. Jealousy becomes the motivator of hatred, anger, revenge, gossip, slander, maligning, and judging.
Jealousy is the basis for inordinate competition in love, in family relationships, business relationships, social life, athletics, professional life, and in your religious life.
Jealousy combined with power and approbation lust produce strife, conspiracy, revolt, and revolution. Jealousy is more than a mental attitude sin that demands exclusive devotion and is intolerant of rivalry; it is a complex of sins. It is total preoccupation with self.
Jealousy is discontent with the blessings, successes, or status symbols of other people. It is resentment of the attractiveness or approbation that a person receives. It is total selfishness and is incapable of love. It is pseudo-love arrogance.
Words that are translated jealousy or envy are used in the following verses.
Prov 14:30; Net note 84
Prov 27:4; "Wrath is fierce; anger is a flood; but who can stand against jealousy." Net note 10
Mark 15:10; "For He was aware that the chief priests had delivered Him over to the Romans because of jealousy."
Acts 13:45; "But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began contradicting the doctrines spoken by Paul, and they began to contradict him." Net note 167
1Cor 3:3; "For you are still carnal; for since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not carnal? In fact, are you not walking on the basis of the standards of men (unbelievers}?"
1Cor 13:4; "Virtue-love is not jealous." NASB
2Cor 12:20; "For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and I may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there may be strife, jealousy, anger, flared tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, confusion."
1Tim 6:3-4; "If anyone teaches a different doctrine, and does not concur with sound doctrine, he is arrogant, understanding nothing, but he has a morbid obsession about controversies and verbal conflicts from which originate jealousy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions."
James 3:14, 16; "But if you have bitter jealousy and strife in your heart, do not become arrogant and lie against the truth; for where jealousy and strife exist, there is unruliness and evil obsession."
James 4:2; "You continue to lust but do not have; you murder and you are jealous and so you are not able to obtain; instead you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask.
Gal 5:25-26; "If we live by means of the Spirit, let us advance by means of the Spirit. Let us not become arrogant, challenging each other, being jealous of each other."
Since jealousy is arrogance, jealousy and the filling of the Spirit are mutually exclusive.
Jealousy is sourced from evil and it is also a sin. The initial source of jealousy is the old sin nature's area of weakness that produces sin.
Left unchecked jealousy is compounded by the evil interlock between the mental attitude sins and pseudo-love arrogance of cosmic one,
1Tim 6:4; explains that all reversionists are jealous because reversionism creates jealousy.
Jealousy is the result of rejecting truth so it is a sin that moves a person from reality into unreality that causes psychosis.
Jealousy is a sin related to the negative volition of the evil of cosmic two. This is seen in the unbeliever's arrogance in our passage of Rom 1:28-29; "full of envy."
It is also seen in the believer's arrogance of James 3:14-16; If you are jealous, you will be contentious.
When a person is jealous, he becomes contentious because his arrogance causes him to think more of himself than he should. This requires the person to lie against the truth of Bible doctrine. This means that where jealousy exists, there is every kind of evil activity.
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